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Mar 12, 2017 - Good News!

Good news! I passed! What did I pass you might ask? I passed out of PT! Last Thursday, the 2nd, was my last PT session and I was able to bend my knee to 121.5 degrees! 120 degrees is the number the therapist and orthopedists want to see so anything over that is gravy! Never been so glad to reach a goal as this one! My knee feels great and now I am looking forward to having the right one done next winter. If it didn’t get so beastly hot here in the summer I’d do it now but 120 degrees are coming soon and I’m not talking degrees of knee...

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Feb 27, 2017 - Phoenix

I spent most of March in Northern Phoenix, near Glendale AZ. The Phoenix area is a NEW city, so traffic, roads and businesses are well planed out and accessible. Temps in Jan-Feb are cooler than Yuma, but perfect in March. The reason I came to Phoenix; I needed a lower back procedure called a Laminectomy. After 1 1/2 years of sporadic sciatic nerve pain in right hip, leg & foot, I was diagnosed with Spinal Stenosis. After several attempts of Physical Therapy and a couple of Epidural Steroid Injections, the procedure was recommended by my...

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2017 RV Adventure

Jan 31, 2017 - I survived!

Hi Folks, sorry I’ve been away for so long. Part of the reason is I haven’t been doing anything fun or interesting. Or at least it isn’t interesting to those who aren’t into knee replacement surgery. So if that fits the bill for any of you, might as well sign off now because that is all that has happened to me for the past six weeks! As I had mentioned in the last post I was scheduled for surgery on Dec. 19 and at about 4:00 PM that occurred. This was on the left knee. Surgery on the right was supposed to follow after recovery and healing....

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Dec 29, 2016 - Phoenix Zoo Lights

Pete, I & our friend Bev took a drive up to Phoenix to take in the Phoenix Zoo Lights. It is a yearly Christmas display that the Zoo has put on. Photos don't do justice to what we saw, but I'll post them anyways. The display was so beautiful, there was so much to see...amazing !

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Pete & Jan's Travels

Nov 23, 2016 - Yippee! Back in Phoenix!

Well, we arrived on time on the 13th. Pulled into the park to find that the office was closed (had not been informed of this) and that someone else was in the spot that the office person had given to us! Definitely a flash back to last year! So we pulled into the spot next to the original spot. Didn’t really matter since the spots were the same! Anyway, we got set up, then tidied ourselves up and headed to Michele’s new home. And it is lovely! She has purchased some new furniture, and what she already had fit in very nicely. I was...

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Nov 11, 2016 - Exploring Phoenix

Before my flight back to Sarasota, I drove around Scottsdale and went to the Heard Museum in Phoenix. This museum showcases Native American textiles, baskets, pottery. Exhibits also tell the history of the Indian boarding schools for the education of 100,000 Native American children who were taken off the reservations to be "civilized" and learn to read and write English and take up a trade.

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2016 Ecuador

Nov 2, 2016 - Arizona Visit

Since I am in the US until Thanksgiving, I planned a trip to Arizona to visit friends and family for the first part of November. My flights connected at O'Hare on the evening of the final game of the of 2016 World Series. The Chicago Cubs broke their 108-year championship drought and beat the Cleveland Indians. What a great way to start my vacation on this momentous night.

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2016 Ecuador

May 29, 2016 - Beginning the journey

After a week of sorting through our belongings (which to take with us, store, give to our son, etc.) we hit the road driving about 300 miles and staying at the Canyon Trails RV Park in Boulder City, Nevada. This was a very nice Park just outside Las Vegas and we had a great meal at a small restaurant on the main street. This was our first trip in the new Fifth Wheel.

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BIGHORN TOWPATH

Apr 29, 2016 - Phoenix, AZ - Desert Shadows RV Resort

Our trip from Fort Huachuca to Phoenix covered 209 miles after a two-mile detour on base because, unknown to us, the main gate was closed on week-ends! The drive itself was uneventful and took about 3½ hours, most of it on I-10 and I-17. We are staying at the Desert Shadows RV Resort which is just off I-17 on the north side of Phoenix near the I-17/101 interchange. We have a full hookup pull-through with 50 amps, great Verizon and a clear shot to the satellite. That is all that can really be said about it. They have two rows for transients...

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Apr 11, 2016 - Phoenix, Arizona

We actually didn’t expect to be here, but here we are nonetheless. The RV lifestyle is not always predictable. More about that later! As we mentioned in our last posting, we have been sort of wandering around Arizona, seeing familiar places and people as we went. From Bullhead City, we traveled south to Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument. We had volunteered there in 2007, although none of the folks we worked with then were still in evidence this trip. We were told that, in honor of the National Park Service’s Centennial Celebration this...

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2016-Adventures

Mar 13, 2016 - Return to Phoenix/PIR

Well after 6 days in sin city it was time to load up and head south for 10 days and a race. Through the Joshua tree forest, stop in Wikieup for a Chicago dog and fries it was off to Mesa for laundry, resupply and off to PIR for the weekend. Took Lou to Tortilla Flats, Canyon Lake to see the riverboat in the desert, assorted flora and fauna, some night life for Mexican food and then off to the track. Got the generator fixed(20 mins) and we had power for the track. Met our friends from Tuscon and more reminiscing and mucho wobbly pops got the...

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New route 15/16

Feb 20, 2016 - Update...Phoenix

Well, as usual I am running behind with posting. So just to catch up a bit I'm going to post out of chronological order for a few days. We arrived in Phoenix a couple of days ago. We got out of Vegas a few days later than planned as we had too many errands to run & 'things' to do before leaving. I asked Larry how that is even possible when you have 3 months to schedule 'things' so you don't have to do them all at once! His answer was 'we are retired & don't have a time schedule'. All righty then, whatever! Anyway, we now have two new front...

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